Fenofibrate Slows CKD Progression in Diabetics

In a study of patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers observed a significantly lower annual decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate among those treated with fenofibrates vs placebo.

AVF/AVG Angioplasty Success Tied to Aspirin

Aspirin use may associated with successful outcomes after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of hemodialysis (HD) fistulas and grafts, according to study findings presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2018 Spring Clinical Meetings.

NKF 2018 Live Coverage

Check out our live coverage from the National Kidney Foundation's Spring Clinical meetings in Austin.

New AUA Guidelines on Testosterone Deficiency

The new guidelines focus on accurate assessment and proper monitoring.

Vitamin D3, D2 Effective for SHPT

For patients with stage 3 to 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) not on dialysis who receive vitamin D therapy for secondary hyperparathyroidism, ergocalciferol (D2) and cholecalciferol (D3) appear similarly effective, according to new study findings presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2018 Spring Clinical Meetings.

Outpatient AKI Ups Death Risk

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, investigators find that acute kidney injury not requiring hospitalization is associated with a 90% increased mortality risk.

Older Age, Post-op RCC Mortality Linked

The risk of dying from pT1a renal cell carcinoma after partial or radical nephrectomy increases along with patient age.

Low Selenium Ups HD Patient Death ...

Prospective study reveals that patients on hemodialysis whose blood selenium concentrations are in the lowest decile have a 3.4-fold higher odds of death.

Talking to Pts About Surgery

Patients want to be listened to and well informed about the care they will receive.

Keeping Patient Portals Secure

Authentication of users and where data are stored among the important considerations.

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